In addition, Elaine is certified as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and has served as outside general counsel to a municipal housing authority for sixteen years.  Moreover, having practiced family law for many years, Elaine is adept in adoptions, dissolutions, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Elaine taught socially maladjusted and learning disabled youths in New York City and adults in the city and state university systems of New York.

Elaine Johnson Ja​mes, P.A.

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P.O. Box 31512, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Elaine Johnson James is a trial and appellate advocate for Fortune 100 companies, corporations, national and local real estate developers, governmental entities, non-profit corporations and individuals in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Elaine also has substantial experience representing landowners and governmental entities in eminent domain condemnation proceedings and is nationally recognized for her experience in defending actions involving the ILSA and Florida’s Condominium and Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Acts, among others.  Elaine regularly counsels insurers and reinsurers in coverage, claims and bad faith, or extra-contractual, litigation.


Practice Areas

Complex Commercial Litigation
Family Law
Appellate Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation


 J.D., Harvard Law School

 Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Civil Rights-

 Civil Liberties Law Review

 M.A. in Educational Psychology,

Teachers College of Columbia University

 B.A. in American Studies, Barnard College